Ellenberger: Lawler hype ‘a little bit overblown’

Friday, May 23, 2014

Jake Ellenberger will have a great opportunity at UFC 173, fighting number one ranked Robbie Lawler. Lawler had been on a solid winning streak before losing a split decision to Johny Hendricks for the UFC title, but Ellenberger believes his hype might have been a little overblown:

One person who isn't buying into that is the man Lawler will face on Saturday night at UFC 173. That man, No. 5 ranked UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, speaking at Thursday's media day, seems to feel the Lawler hype may be unjustified, “I think that's been a little bit overblown. He beat a guy like Bobby Voelker (and) a few guys that aren't top ten guys, sure. He had an impressive win over (Josh) Koscheck, also who hasn't been really relevant in a long time, but I'm excited to fight him.”

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